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Click IE link by ID - Help Please

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I'm trying to test whether a dynamic link appears on a web page, and if so, to then follow it. There are various 'manual' ways I could do this, with mouse movements, colour checking etc. But I need to make it more robust, and cross-platform.

If and when the link is generated, it will always assign the same ID in the <A> tag. However, the HREF is dynamically created and therefore cannot be referenced directly. eg.

Instance 1

<a ID="link9" HREF="http://www.domain.com?Date=20080617">Link</a>

Instance 2

<a ID="link9" HREF="http://www.domain.com?Date=20080616">Link</a>

Instance 3

<a ID="link9" HREF="http://www.domain.com?Date=20080615">Link</a>

Is there a way of finding the HREF of a link from its ID?

I've looked through the IE UDF's and can't see anything obvious.

Any help is much appreciated

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How about something like this...

$oLink = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "Link9")
; $href = $oLink.href
_IEAction($oLink, "click")


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